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#1001696 - 11/29/17 09:36 PM Dealership Closing  
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Country Rode Motowerks, in Fairport, NY (a suburb of Rochester), announced today that they will be closing their doors soon. No exact date was given, but I expect it will be before the new year. That leaves just four BMW motorcycle dealerships in New York - one near Buffalo, one near Albany, one in Manhattan, and one on western Long Island. You would think a state with the population of New York could support more dealers.


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#1001700 - 11/30/17 01:16 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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Don't pine too bad. We have 0 BMW, Triumph or Guzzi dealers in the 120,000 square miles of Wyoming. Of course we have less people than any other state though.


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#1001701 - 11/30/17 01:18 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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Dang....not good...will send you one...we have 4 here in Houston


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#1001706 - 11/30/17 04:13 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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There's one on long island? That would have been really helpful to know this summer...


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#1001707 - 11/30/17 04:53 AM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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Originally Posted by TestPilot
Country Rode Motowerks, in Fairport, NY (a suburb of Rochester), announced today that they will be closing their doors soon. No exact date was given, but I expect it will be before the new year. That leaves just four BMW motorcycle dealerships in New York - one near Buffalo, one near Albany, one in Manhattan, and one on western Long Island. You would think a state with the population of New York could support more dealers.


That really is a shame and with the population along with some great riding in NY they should be able to support more. We are lucky here in the Southeast as we have 4 dealers all within about 130 miles of Charlotte. And all have pretty good reputations. At least you have one in Buffalo which is closer than some folks across the country.


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#1001717 - 11/30/17 01:13 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: RTinNC]  
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The reason they gave for closing is that the owners are 76 years old, have been in it for 20 years and could not find a buyer! So if anyone has deep pockets this could be an opportunity of a lifetime!


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#1001732 - 11/30/17 07:16 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Patallaire]  
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And here we are in So California with 8 dealers within 50 miles of each other, extend into San Diego and add 2 more.


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#1001863 - 12/03/17 02:16 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: TestPilot]  
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The few times I have been in the Fairport shop the people were very nice. They stocked a lot of clothing and overall service was great. Sorry to here no one is interested in owning the store. Mike

#1001875 - 12/03/17 06:18 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: GordonB]  
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Originally Posted by GordonB
And here we are in So California with 8 dealers within 50 miles of each other, extend into San Diego and add 2 more.


Yup, with the population of the state being >12% of total US population, it is no surprise that there are more dealers concentrated in CA.

California, by default of its population, controls much of what can be sold in the US. For instance, CARB rules against two stroke engines caused the demise of them in the US.


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#1001919 - 12/04/17 01:00 PM Re: Dealership Closing [Re: Bud]  
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There is that, there is also that we have limited months to ride in the North East, discount rain, discount life events, and perhaps other hobby pursuits, and you have a rather limited riding season. In addition to the fact that much of the State is Harley country, also add inventory and clothing BMW mandates for their dealers, and you have a perfect storm for limited dealers to only the bigger cities with larger populations with strong cash flow and deep pockets to weather any downturns for a riding population that is asked to fork over north of $20,000 for the experience then add dealer services as well as depreciation to the mix . Understanding the geography of NY State helps as the bigger cities attract the core of the population. There is some great riding up here, it is a shame that a dealer can't really prosper and is always chasing it. The biggest Harley dealer in the area just closed one of it's locations, there is a downturn in the industry which doesn't help.


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